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Eric Dier

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Jordinho, 31 Jul 2014.

  1. Robspur12

    Robspur12 Simon Davies

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    He also had Walker covering that flank.
     
  2. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Barry Daines

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    Watching him pass he has a real range that I’d never saw at Lyon.
     
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  3. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Jimmy Neighbour

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    Hopefully Poch 2.0 proves to be better at devising a winning system sans Dembele than AVB was without Bale!
     
  4. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Dean Richards

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  5. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Luka Modric

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    He really is leadership material. I hope he can rediscover his form and fitness.
     
  6. a spur from swansea

    a spur from swansea Ramon Vega

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    I like him alot but the things he needs to work on are still there after two/three years,his ability to get caught in possession waas there against Brighton,He thinks he's cool and calm in his play but he needs to speed up his game alot.

    I'm hoping there is a Graham Roberts type of player in there somewhere but he's running out of time i think
     
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  7. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Christian Ziege

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    Sadly, i think he's physically broken. The mind is willing but the body simply cannot do it anymore.
    Seems a curse of many a cm under Poch, sadly. Started with Ryan Mason..
    :(
     
  8. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Jimmy Neighbour

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    Hopefully he can regain the form of a couple of seasons ago, back when he was being compared to Busquets, and isn’t going to join Wanyama and Dembele in the knackers yard...

     
  9. scaramanga

    scaramanga Terry Dyson Staff Member

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    That's a good video. His skills are also well summed up by this one:
     
  10. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    He's not had injuries though - its been illnesses. Tonsillitis and then appendicitis. That's why you hope he'll be able to recover fully.
     
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  11. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Jimmy Neighbour

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    And you wonder why people dismiss Dier as merely being a midfield enforcer after you post clips like that :D
     
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  12. scaramanga

    scaramanga Terry Dyson Staff Member

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    Anyone who kicks the living fudge out of Chelsea like that is a midfield GHod, not enforcer.
     
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    Southstand323 Rory Allen

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    genuine question - I'm trying to remember the last time i saw Eric play really well, dominant in the tackle and sharp. Can anyone remind me?
     
  14. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Christian Ziege

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    Perhaps vs Chelski at home in the league last autumn
     
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  15. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Steffen Iversen

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    Ancient history.
    Dpk6MRlXcAUX242.jpg
     
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  16. parklane1

    parklane1 Barry Daines

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    Lets hope so because he is the only one we have who can play that position in front of the back four ( and do it well). Anyone who has suffered with long illness knows how hard/long it can take to get back to full fitness.
     
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  17. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Luka Modric

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    Five years, over 200 appearances, so many incredible highs and a few crushing lows, Eric Dier has been a constant in this team since arriving at the same time as Mauricio Pochettino ahead of the 2014/15 season. He cares, is hurt by recent results and determined to help put matters right.

    Still only 25, Eric, who has proudly worn the armband for Club and country, was consistency personified before illness and injury restricted him to 28 appearances last season. Indeed, he featured in 146 of our 161 matches in all competitions across the 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons, a record he’s rightly proud of.

    After a tough start this time around, he’s back, fit and focussed as we look to pick up the pieces from recent defeats against Colchester United in the League Cup, Bayern Munich in the Champions League and Brighton last time out in the Premier League.

    “To be honest, after Brighton, I wanted to play again the next day,” he reflected at Hotspur Way after training on Tuesday. “It’s never nice going into an international break on that note and having to wait this long.

    “At the same time, it gives you time to settle and put your emotions in the right place. Hopefully that’s what we’ll do, and we can all push through this as a Club. We need everyone - players, staff, fans - to stand up and push through this.

    “For me, the main thing is we’ve been working all together – okay, some people have gone, some people have come in - but working all together over the last five years to get to the point where this is the conversation when you lose two games on the trot.

    “We’ve wanted to get to the point where we are considered a team that if you lose two games like that, you come in for a lot of criticism. Now, we have to embrace the situation.

    “We’ve got to this point and now we need to... as I said to the press after the Brighton game, we can’t back down, we need to push forward, push through it, fight through it, everyone together.

    “I really feel the meteorology in the building is ‘let’s fight through this’. I don’t want us to be one of those teams that allows a situation like this escalate and eventually bring us down. I want us to all stand up and push through it and that’s the feeling from everyone here. We’re a very realistic group, very realistic about our situation and we know we need to do better.

    “One of the hardest things in football is not to take the highs too high and the lows too low. We need to try to keep that balance. I know sometimes that’s difficult (with all the opinions outside the Club) but that’s the reality and as I said, you can go through a good period or a bad period and both will be blown out of all proportion.

    “Sometimes we might win 3-0 but we’re not happy with the performance, even though everyone is saying ‘Spurs are amazing’. Sometimes we lose, and we think ‘you know what, we played really well’. That balance comes from the manager. He is very honest, realistic and sees things for how they really are.

    “We lost two games and had other results that haven’t been good enough for us but that’s because we’ve worked very hard over the last five years and got to the point where we expect to win every game we play.

    “It’s always been one of this team’s strengths, coming together and getting ourselves out of difficult situations in games, in tough periods. We’ve shown that so many times and my drive, and everyone’s drive, is to get us out of this situation as well.”

    That starts with back-to-back home games on the horizon – Watford in the Premier League on Saturday (3pm) and Crvena zvezda (Red Star) in the Champions League on Tuesday evening (7.45pm).

    Eric added: “We’re going to have to be as strong as we’ve ever been to push past this period, and you can have my word that everyone here will do the most they possibly can to do that.”
     
  18. Raziel

    Raziel Nick Barmby

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    Defensive CMs that tackle hard very rarely last -> Parker, Palacios, Sandro, Wanyama all feel to injuries and body break down in the end.

    To @Gutter Boy's point, perhaps it's just illness and may have actually given the body some recovery time, even if he's far from fully match fit (hopeful view)

    Dier to me is best when the system is defined, when he knew he had to step into the back 3 or move across to cover FB depending on the play. It is something I feel we miss now. Mid level players can excel when the system is clear and roles and expectations have been drilled in repeatedly.
     
  19. fernadez

    fernadez Anthony Gardner

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    Captain talk there from Dier.

    If he was fit he'd probably be my choice, keeper and strikers as captains always seem token appointments.

    I like my captains in the middle of the pitch.
     
  20. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Simon Davies

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    Well he’s been injured/ill for 2 seasons so I’m going to say at least 2 years! Can’t remember Sessegnon having a good game for Spurs yet either....
     
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